Research Conference 2009-2010

Fall 2009 Coordinator: Michael Weinstein
Spring 2010 Coordinator: Pierre Gentine



9/11/09

Michael Mauel, Applied Physics
"Diffusion of Plasma in Magnetic Fields"
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Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nano Forensics"

9/18/09
Richard Osgood, Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics
"Problems in Nanoscale Condensed Matter Physics: Oxide, Semiconductors, and Metal Crystals"
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Marc Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"Advanced Software and Block Preconditioners for Multi-physics Problems"

9/25/09
Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillations"
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Chris Wiggins, Applied Mathematics
"Fourier, Bethe, and Stochastic Modeling of Genetic Networks"

10/2/09
Pierre Gentine, Applied Mathematics
"Conceptual Land-Atmosphere Models: What Can we Infer From Them?"
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Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science & Engineering

10/9/09
Aron Pinczuk, Applied Physics
"Looking at Electrons in Low-dimensional Structures"
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Irving Herman, Applied Physics
"Nanocrystal Skyscrapers and Pretzel Sticks"

10/16/09
Peter B. Kelemen, Earth & Environmental Science
"CO2 Capture and Storage Via Carbonation of Minerals in Rocks from the Earth's Mantle"
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I.C. Noyan, Materials Science & Engineering
"Issues in X-ray Diffraction Characterization of Nanomaterials"

10/23/09
Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics
"Electronics and Mechanics of Single Molecule Circuits"
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Adam Showman, University of Arizona
"Atmospheric circulation of giant planets inside and outside the solar system"

10/30/09
Philip Kim, Physics & Applied Physics
"Low dimensional graphitic materials: platform for new science and technology"
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Shuguang Wang, Applied Mathematics
"Observation and modeling of the tropopause at mid-latitudes"

11/6/09
Dirk Englund, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics
"Quantum Optics in Photonic Crystals: Applications to Classical and Quantum Information Processing"
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Tony Heinz, Electrical Engineering
"Optical Spectroscopy of Graphene"

11/13/09
Daniel Bienstock, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research/Applied Math
"Investigations in power flow models"
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Guillaume Bal, Applied Mathematics
"Photoacoustics"

11/20/09
Chris Marianetti, Materials Science & Engineering
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Hamish Ramsay, Applied Mathematics
"Interannual Variability of Tropical Cyclones in the Australian Region: Influence of ENSO and Large-Scale Environment"

11/27/09
University Holiday - no seminar

12/4/09
Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Interpolation Inequalities, Averaging and Applications to Nonlinear Optics"
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Jonathan Bronson, Chemistry Department
"Learning Rates and States from Biophysical Time Series: A Bayesian Approach to Model Selection in Single-Molecule FRET Data"

1/22/10
Wenjia Jing, Applied Mathematics
"Corrector Theory for Linear Transport Equations with Random Coefficients"
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Oksana Katsuro-Hopkins, Applied Physics
"Balancing a Stick and Resistive Wall Mode Control"

1/29/10
Lei Zhou, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
"An Introduction to Intraseasonal Oscillations in Tropical Atmosphere and a Possible Mechanism"
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Melinda Han, Solid State Physics
"Electronic Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons"

2/5/10
Kyle Krouse, Applied Mathematics/Columbia
"Climatology of Multiple Tropical Cyclones"
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Solomon Hsiang, Sustainable Development/Columbia
"ENSO and the Global Distribution of Violent Conflicts"

2/12/10
No seminar

2/19/10
Avishai Ofan, Solid State Physics
"Physics of Heavily Implanted Single Crystal Complex Oxides"
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Ousmane Ndiaye, International Research Institute for Climate & Society
"Predictability of Seasonal Sahel Rainfall Using GCMs and Lead Time Improvements Using a Coupled Model"

2/26/10
Sarah Kang, Applied Mathematics
"The Response of Tropical Precipitation to Extratropical Thermal Forcing"
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Ophir Gaathon, Solid State Physics
"Incorporation of Lithium Niobate, Diamond and Other Exotic Crystalline Materials onto a Micron-scale Integrated-optical-device Platform"

3/5/10
Andrew Mugler, Physics
"Telling Time with an Intrinsically Noisy Clock"
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Matthew Worstell, Plasma Physics
"Modifying Interchange Turbulence Through the Application of Rotating Electrostatic Perturbations to a Dipole Confined Plasma"

3/12/10
Nick Hoell, Applied Mathematics
"The Yin and the Yang of Reconstructive Integral Geometry"
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Monica Deep, Materials Science & Engineering
"Mixed-phase Solidification of Thin Si films for Photovoltaics"

3/19/10
Xabier Sarasola-Martin, Plasma Physics
"Partially neutralized and quasineutral plasmas in the Columbia Non-neutral Torus"
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Jeff Levesque, Plasma Physics
"Implementation of the New HBT-EP Wall and MHD Control System"

3/26/10
No seminar: APAM Open House

4/2/10
Teresa Fazio, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nanopatterned Substrates for Visualizing DNA-Protein Interactions"
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Xuefei Yuan, Applied Mathematics
"Moving grids for magnetic reconnection via Newton-Krylov methods"

4/9/10
Jonathan Widawsky, Applied Physics
"Statistically-Determined Molecular I-V's Determined by STM-Break Junction"
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Will Martin, Applied Mathematics
"Inverse Problems for the Remote Sensing of Clouds and Small Particles in the Earth's Atmosphere"

4/16/10
Shouzheng Liu, Applied Mathematics
"Solving PDEs on Semi-Structured Grids with PETSc and Chombo"
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Anil Raj, Applied Mathematics
"Large-scale sparse learning using the Augmented Lagrangian algorithm"

4/23/10
Ian Langmore, Applied Mathematics
"Importance Sampling and Hybrid Methods for Monte Carlo Simulations of Photon Transport"
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Ophir Gaathon
"Incorporation of Lithium Niobate, Diamond and other exotic crystalline materials onto a micron-scale integrated-optical-device platform"

4/30/10
Braxton Osting, Applied Mathematics
"Engineering very long-lived states"
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David Goluskin, Applied Mathematics
"A model for reactive convection"


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